I had so much fun making my cards for today - lots of twine and a cutesy stamp set... it's a match made in heaven! I made my own rolled twine flowers in a rainbow of colors: lilac, midnight blue, honeydew, buttercream, mandarin, and maraschino.
I applied a large dot of liquid glue directly to the card base and rolled the twine around to cover the glue. After all the flowers had dried, I went back with a fine tipped sharpie marker and added stems, leaves, and drew a rough circle around the twine. After the entire card was assembled, I added some diamond stickles around the twine flowers and leaves and other spots on the card for some sparkle. To finish off the flower centers, I added a large pearl.
The stamps on my cards today come from the sweet Somebuggy Loves You stamp set from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps. I stamped the dragonfly wings on vellum cardstock and shaded the backside of them with a Copic marker. Then, I carefully added the wings to the original stamped image, staggering the wings just a bit for a fun look. Then, I stamped the head of the dragonfly, colored it and popped it up a bit for a 3D look.
I added lots of twines to match the colors of the strips of papers and then finished it off with a neutral button with flax twine. Here's the twines I used from top to bottom: mandarin, buttercream, honeydew, midnight blue, shore, and maraschino.
I stamped the butterfly on vellum with black stazon ink and colored the back of the image with some Copic markers. These bug images are adorable, aren't they?
I wrapped the twines around the card and simply taped them in place before adding the white mat around the patterned piece of paper. With all the business of the papers and twine, I kept everything else quite simple.
Have a great day!Jessica